The Code of Conduct for Members of Seanad Éireann sets out principles of behaviour that you, as senator, must adhere to in the performance of your duties. 

Who does the code apply to?

It applies to senators who are not office holders. There is a separate code of conduct for office holders.

What does it cover?

Under the code, you must ensure your conduct does not bring the integrity of your office or the Seanad into disrepute.

The code sets out how you must behave in office – in areas such as managing conflicts of interest, accepting gifts and benefits, adhering to the law, co-operating with legal bodies, the proper use of public resources, and the use of information. 

Where can I get advice on my obligations under the code?

Contact the Committee on Members’ Interests of Seanad Éireann for advice on the Code of Conduct for Members of Seanad .

Useful information